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Denmark 1 Australia 1: Jedinak strikes back after Eriksen rocket

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Goal.com11 hits

Mile Jedinak's second penalty of the World Cup earned Australia a precious 1-1 draw against Denmark after a controversial VAR decision led to Christian Eriksen's superb opener being cancelled out in Samara. Denmark winger Yussuf Poulsen conceded his second penalty in as many games when video replays led to a decision of handball against him and Jedinak buried the ensuing spot-kick to earn Aus...Full Story »

Ronaldo facial hair inspired by Quaresma joke

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com45 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed the inspiration behind his new facial hair as a fourth goal of the World Cup secured victory over Morocco. Cristiano Ronaldo is growing a 'lucky' goatee after a joke with Portugal team-mate Ricardo Quaresma. The Real Madrid superstar headed an early winner as Portugal edged out Morocco on Wednesday, putting the Euro 2016 champions within a point of qualifying f...Full Story »

France(N) vs Peru - Lloris demands improved performance as he reaches milestone

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA43 hits

Captain Hugo Lloris admits France will struggle to beat Peru if they replicate their opening World Cup performance.Les Bleus relied on a late own goal as they scraped to an unconvincing 2-1 win over Australia on Saturday.Didier Deschamps’s side continue their Group C campaign on Thursday, when they face the South Americans in Ekaterinburg.Coach Didier Deschamps captained France to the 1998...Full Story »

Denmark(N) vs Australia - Denmark boss backs Christian Eriksen to be strong against Australia

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA56 hits

Denmark head coach Age Hareide is confident talisman Christian Eriksen can deal with whatever tactics Australia deploy to try to stop him – just like he does for Tottenham in the Premier League.The Danes could put themselves on the verge of qualification for the knockout stage with a second Group C victory in Samara on Thursday after a 1-0 win over Peru.The Socceroos, meanwhile, went down ...Full Story »

Gianluigi Buffon squeezes into a pair of budgie smugglers as he plays bat and ball with a pal on the beach

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk39 hits

GIANLUIGI BUFFON has shown again he still has what it takes between the sticks at the age of 40. The Juventus keeper, capped 176 times, forgot all about Italy's failure to reach the World Cup as he squeezed into budgie smugglers for a beach game of bat and ball with a friend. All-time great keeper Gianluigi Buffon wades in as he relazes on the Italian coast Buffon has been strongly linked wit...Full Story »

Arsenal fans in tears as they react to the news that Jack Wilshere will leave the Emirates at the end of the month

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk65 hits

ARSENAL fans have been left inconsolable following the news that Jack Wilshere will leave the club at the end of the month. The 26-year-old announced on Instagram that after 17 years of service to the Gunners, he was ready for a new challenge following discussions with Unai Emery. Arsenal star Jack Wilshere announced he would be leaving the club on social media Wilshere is set to become a f...Full Story »

Iniesta: Lopetegui sacking unsettled Spain players

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com57 hits

Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta admits Julen Lopetegui's sacking unsettled Spain's players. Fernando Hierro took over the reins of the team ahead of the first match in Russia after Lopetegui was sacked three days before the start of the tournament after deciding to join Real Madrid. "It was a moment that we want to put behind us, it was not comfortable for anyone and we are concentrate...Full Story »

Hierro's main doubt against Iran: Nacho or Carvajal?

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Marca.com63 hits

Spain have completed their last training session before they face Group B leaders Iran and Fernando Hierro's main concern heading into this match will be whether to play Nacho or Dani Carvajal at right back. Nacho played well against Portugal and scored a stunning goal, but the coach himself confirmed in a press conference that Carvajal would be available for their upcoming match against the...Full Story »

Uruguay(N) vs Saudi Arabia - Uruguay coach defends Luis Suarez: superstars are not ‘robots’

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA56 hits

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has put a supportive arm around Luis Suarez and told the striker that even Pele, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi have had bad days.The Barcelona forward cut a frustrated figure in the 1-0 opening World Cup win over Egypt and appeared well short of the standard which has seen him register 51 goals to become his country’s all-time leading scorer.However, Tabarez i...Full Story »

Iran(N) vs Spain - Spain coach Fernando Hierro keeps faith with David de Gea for Iran tie

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA60 hits

Trust has become the Spain camp’s buzzword following the shock pre-tournament sacking of coach Carlos Lopetegui with replacement Fernando Hierro the latest to use it to express his faith in David de Gea.The Manchester United goalkeeper was at fault for the second goal of Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick in the thrilling 3-3 draw with Portugal in Sochi in their Group B opener.It was a ra...Full Story »

Russia coach Cherchesov warns Salah: Football's a contact sport. Ramos did nothing wrong

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com161 hits

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov has fired a veiled warning at Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah ahead of their World Cup clash with Egypt. Salah is set to return from the shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final for his nation's must-win game against the tournament hosts in St Petersburg on Tuesday. And after launching a staunch defence of Real Madrid hard-man Sergio Ramos for t...Full Story »

Colombia(N) vs Japan - Japan coach Nishino admits earthquake has upset his players

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA86 hits

Japan boss Akira Nishino admits the squad have been shaken by the earthquake back home ahead of their World Cup opener against Colombia.They embark on their sixth straight campaign on Tuesday when they kick off in Group H.But Sunday’s 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Osaka, which has reportedly killed two and injured more than 200, has upset the team.SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) ente...Full Story »

Lukaku brace inspires Belgium to opening win against World Cup debutants Panama

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA24 hits

Belgium were made to work hard as they got Group G up and running with a 3-0 victory against World Cup debutants Panama.It was a frustrating first half for Roberto Martinez’s men but a superb strike from Dries Mertens broke the deadlock at the start of the second period before two Romelu Lukaku goals gave Belgium some breathing space.Next up for #BEL and #PAN…@BelRedDevils: #TU...Full Story »

Arsenal and Man Utd face stiff competition from Juventus for signature of Russian World Cup ace

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com74 hits

Arsenal and Manchester Utd face competition from Italian giants Juventus for Russian ace Aleksandr Golovin, according to The Express. Golovin was the star of the show on the opening day of the World Cup producing two assists and a wonderful free-kick for hosts Russia as they dismantled Group A opponents Saudi Arabia 5-0 and has attracted plaudits for his performance. His effort included a de...Full Story »

Chelsea ace Hazard: If Real Madrid want me, they know what to do

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com36 hits

Chelsea ace Eden Hazard has challenged Real Madrid to get serious if they want to sign him. Hazard says it's time Real Madrid made their interest known if they want him. He told L'Equipe: "Real Madrid may interest me, everyone knows it. If they do not love me, they will not talk about that. "If they want to buy me, they know what they have to do." Hazard also stated: "Go there or no to go ...Full Story »

Diego Maradona responds to reports of racist incident during Argentina game

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by ESPN52 hits

Diego Maradona pictured during Argentina's World Cup game against Iceland. Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist. British television staff working in Spartak Stadium during Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday reported seeing Maradona respon...Full Story »

Brazil 1 Switzerland 1: Zuber pegs back below-par Selecao

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Goal.com44 hits

Philippe Coutinho's curling strike was cancelled out by Steven Zuber's second-half header as Brazil were held to a draw by Switzerland. Brazil continued the trend of tournament favourites underperforming as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland in their World Cup Group E opener in Rostov. Having bowed out of their home tournament four years ago with a 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany, ...Full Story »

Mexico’s Juan Carlos Osorio claims pace, passion and positivity shook Germany

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA15 hits

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said his side’s 1-0 victory over defending champions Germany in Moscow was six months in the planning but delivered by a team who played with glory in mind, not worry. Ranked number one by FIFA, Germany had not lost an opening game at the World Cup since 1982 and thrashed Mexico 4-1 at last summer’s Confederations Cup.But Osorio, who spent four years a...Full Story »

Belgium vs Panama - Martinez feeling privileged to coach such a talented squad

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA60 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez admits he is “privileged” to have such a strong squad at his disposal and believes his players are capable of anything.The Red Devils’ so-called golden generation begin their World Cup campaign on Monday against finals debutants Panama in Sochi.Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester United striker R...Full Story »

Denmark boss Hareide hails acrobatic Schmeichel after beating Peru

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by PA19 hits

Denmark boss Age Hareide hailed goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel after the 1-0 World Cup Group C victory over Peru in Saransk.Schmeichel was key in seeing out the win following Yussuf Poulsen’s 59th-minute strike, making fine saves to keep out efforts from Edison Flores and Jefferson Farfan.He also did well to deny Andre Carrillo in a first half that saw Peru, playing in their first World Cup ...Full Story »

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